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All purpose football thread 2021-2022 season

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Rack Kit, Jun 29, 2021.

  1. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Not all players were as thuggish as Souness, he seemed to enjoy it. Hard to believe Hoddle was from the same era.
     
  2. Spraggons Den

    Spraggons Den pfm Member

    Hoddle is the best English passer of the ball in my lifetime - Beckham got close for a while but then tailed off.

    As for skill in the 70s, what about Liam Brady - a wand of a left foot and on those pitches too.
     
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  3. Brian

    Brian Eating fat, staying slim

    I nominate Terry Hibbitt as a great passer of the ball. Great pass for the second goal and he did that a lot to make the most of Macdonald’s pace.

    (I was among the fans behind the goal mentioned by Macdonald)



    Hoddle was a great passer of the ball but I preferred the likes of Brooking, Francis, Ball, Wilkins and a few others. I thought Hoddle, along with Stan Bowles, Tony Currie, Alan Hudson, Duncan Mackenzie etc had great ability but lacked consistency. When I think back to games from the 70’s and 80’s I wonder how some of those players would have been on the pitches of today, with the different quality of the ball itself and the greater protection afforded such players from the hackers.
     
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  4. oldius

    oldius Can pleasure be measured?

    I was responding to a post, as I have told you; did you read the post I was replying to? Put me on ignore if you want one-sided debate only.
     
  5. oldius

    oldius Can pleasure be measured?

    That was utterly pathetic.
     
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  6. oldius

    oldius Can pleasure be measured?

    As a kid, I thought he was an incredible player. As an adult, I see him as an incredible player and a dirty one. He would have been a great player without it though and probably successful in any era; some players just need the fire to drive them to levels of greatness beyond their skill.
     
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  7. Brian

    Brian Eating fat, staying slim

    I recall watching it at the time. There is cheating and that one was terrible. I couldn’t believe the red card came out.
     
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  8. Brian

    Brian Eating fat, staying slim

    Deliberate dirty play is also cheating, imo. Great player, though.

    I also have a bit of a hate of players waving their hand at the ref in a ‘give him a card gesture’ and also hockling on an opponent.
     
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  9. oldius

    oldius Can pleasure be measured?

    Definitely. I would like refs to start booking players who approach them. Currently, almost any incident results in four or five players surrounding the ref and demanding a VAR check. Other than the captain, perhaps, there is no reason for any approach.
     
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  10. Brian

    Brian Eating fat, staying slim

    Let’s hope his mates in the media, manure supporters who think he was mistreated by Newcastle fans and those who think he’s as good as Benitez get behind him in his quest.

    He deserves another chance but at a decent club. Sheff Utd, Huddersfield, Wigan, Crystal Pal, Birmingham, Sunderland, Hull, Aston Villa, Sheff Wed and Newcastle...all gash, obvs.

    Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/59380102 ( probably will disappear later )
    Source: Manc Evening News
     
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  11. Spraggons Den

    Spraggons Den pfm Member

    Maybe if Eddie Howe has waited another couple of weeks, he could have got the Man U job, at least on a caretaker basis until a proper manager becomes available.
     
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  12. Brian

    Brian Eating fat, staying slim

    Warnock is available.
     
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  13. Spraggons Den

    Spraggons Den pfm Member

    He prides himself on mid-table mediocrity - I believe that is something NUFC aspire to this season.
     
  14. Brian

    Brian Eating fat, staying slim

    4th BOTL will do, being the same target for the last 14 years (when in the PL).
     
  15. webster

    webster Listen & enjoy.

    Juventus taken apart by the Chelsea academy tonight.
    A very cold but enjoyable evening.;)
     
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  16. oldius

    oldius Can pleasure be measured?

    Reece James is an outstanding player. Well done, Chelsea.
     
  17. omers

    omers pfm Member

    Chelsea are very good. There, I've said it.
     
  18. kensalriser

    kensalriser pfm Member

    The same Neil Warnock who holds the record for the most promotion winning seasons (8) in English football?
     
  19. Spraggons Den

    Spraggons Den pfm Member

    It was a little joke with Brian.
     
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  20. irons1965

    irons1965 pfm Member

    Some fabulous players there - Sir Trev is my all time hero:)
     
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